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Bigger Penalties For NSAID Stacking?

August 21, 2014:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has voted to increase penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs....read on

"The Numbers Don't Lie"

August 8, 2014:

The results of anti-doping drugs tests conducted in 2013 by state racing commissions, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and the World Anti-Doping Agency are “virtually identical” according to an analysis of all pertinent testing results....read on

Regulators Weigh Cobalt Options

August 5, 2014:

North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing....read on

Should Horses Be Licensed To Race?

July 29, 2014:

North American racing regulators are meeting in Del Mar, California this week to consider various issues, including a proposal by RCI President Ed Martin to expand the jurisdiction of racing commissions over horses in training to better identify those being treated with medications for a condition or injury that might require exclusion from competition or training....read on

What If A-Rod Was A Horse?

July 7, 2014:

“Those who bet on baseball games in Vegas may want to shift their action to [horse] racing.”...read on

RCI Commends USTA's Cobalt Efforts

June 17, 2014:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International has issued an announcement commending the United States Trotting Association for its funding of research in regard to the testing of cobalt in racehorses....read on

RCI: Government Can Aid Integrity Battle

April 8, 2014:

"The failure of the federal government to enforce its laws is making our job harder."...read on

Drug Testing By The Numbers

August 14, 2013:

"Those who consistently promote the concept that horse racing has a bigger problem than other sports are doing do a disservice and potentially damage racing’s efforts to compete in the marketplace.”...read on

RCI Toughens Penalty Guidelines

August 1, 2013:

Racing Commissioners International has announced that it has voted to create a penalty point system and 'enhanced' suspensions for trainers with multiple medication violations....read on

RCI: Attorneys Support Enhanced Penalties For Multiple Infractions

June 10, 2013:

The Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Regulatory Attorneys Committee has advanced a proposal to enhance penalties for trainers with multiple drug violations similar to the approach taken by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines that imposes an additional penalty to an underlying violation based on multiple offences....read on

RCI: Progress On Medication Reform

June 5, 2013:

The president of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) said today that a survey of U.S. racing regulatory jurisdictions shows that the adoption of RCI’s uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region of the country....read on

Bill May Weaken Anti-Doping Efforts

May 2, 2013:

Reports of federal legislation to be introduced next week in the United Stated have raised concerns that the bill being considered would weaken the current anti-doping program in horse racing....read on

Regulators Meet On Medication Rules

March 4, 2013:

Regulators from 24 North American racing jurisdictions met today via conference call to discuss new Model Medication Rules set to be adopted by Racing Commissioners International (RCI)....read on

Harness Racing Congress Begins

March 2, 2013:

The first day of the sixth Harness Racing Congress, held Saturday morning (March 2) at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was filled with panel discussions on government relations, medication research and casino cross-marketing....read on

Modifications To Medication Rules

December 17, 2012:

The Board of Directors of Racing Commissions International (RCI) has voted to move forward with a major revision of the association’s model medication rules for horse racing....read on


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